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CN X Lesion

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6 KEY FACTS
Uvula Deviation To Contralateral Side
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When cranial nerve X is damaged, uvula deviates to the contralateral side due to compromised elevation of the palate on the affected side.

Impaired Gag Reflex
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Impaired gag reflex is a common complication of CN X lesion as the efferent pathway is mediated by CN X.

Difficulty Swallowing
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Difficulty swallowing is a common complication of CN X lesion.

Hoarse Voice
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A hoarse voice is a common complication of CN X lesion due to the involvement of recurrent laryngeal nerve which results in ipsilateral vocal cord paralysis.

Impaired Coughing
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Impaired cough reflex is a common complication of CN X lesion, this can lead to aspiration pneumonia.

Aspiration Pneumonia
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Aspiration pneumonia is a possible complication of CN X lesion and can be life-threatening without treatment, hence the importance of early identification and preventive measures.

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